Announcing the 2024 AR Ammons Poetry Contest

The A.R. Ammons Poetry Contest Committee is proud to announce the 31st annual A. R. Ammons Poetry Contest. The reading and writing of poetry can and does offer a much-needed creative outlet to all who participate. We are excited to partner again this year with Celebrate the Arts 2024: North Carolina’s Largest Student Arts Festival, which will allow our young poets to share their work with a larger audience.

All poems must be submitted online at by Monday, February 5 (extended from February 2). A few notes: Only three entries per person. We have had problems with plagiarism, so we now routinely use the internet to screen all winning poems. Our mission is to encourage the writing and enjoyment of poetry by all the people of our county. We depend on your efforts in the teaching of poetry and in encouraging submissions by your students. We look forward to another wonderful group of entries.

AR Ammons 2024 Letter for Principals & Teachers
AR Ammons Contest Rules 2024

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